Aaron Rodgers. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph
Franchise success stories
Rodgers and Favre were both success stories.
Favre and Rodgers have each won a Super Bowl and a Super Bowl MVP. They have the same number of rings and Rodgers isn’t even close to done yet.
Brett Favre. Raymond T. Rivard photograph
He has so much talent and so much talent surrounding him; the Packers can never truly be out of the equation, as long as Rodgers is at the helm.
As far as league MVPs – Favre’s lone impressive statistic on Rodgers. His 3 to Rodgers’ 1 (soon to be 2) is impressive.
It is difficult to win a league honor like that, and Favre did it quickly and often. However, Rodgers is playing at a level right now that Favre couldn’t even comprehend, and the talent throughout the league has substantially increased as well.
Can we look too much into MVP honors?
I don’t know … just seeing what the Packers looked like without Rodgers for half a season last year … was enough for me to hand him the MVP award, right then and there.
When it comes to Brett and his legacy … he will always be a Green Bay Packer.
No matter what happened, or is to come, that won’t change.
His work paved the way for guys like Aaron Rodgers to excel. He will forever be remembered as one of the best to play the game.
But it should be said:
… there has been a change in management. Green Bay, Wisconsin, is now solely Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood, and we are darn proud of it.